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    Slowpoke
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    Home Made Front Loader

    Check out these clips. Back is an old 80s MTB, front is .035 and .049 4130. Platform is plywood. Front wheel is 16". Front fork is cut down 26" fork. I shot this video over the last couple of weeks. Design is from Beehive collective of Maine. I didn't make this bike because I already use a trailer, but it does make for an appealing spectacle, and can hold a beer keg or a person and their bike pretty comfortably.
    The cool thing about this design as compared to similar ones is the partial re-use of junked bike tubing and the truss construction of the bottom tube. Cheaper than comparable length of 2" tubing, stronger, too.

    "Hitching a ride on a cargo bike"

    "Don't drink and ride"

    Philly will soon be populated by about a dozen of these things. Bikes are being produced in Philly's secret apocalypse survival transportation lab. There's one on a cross country ride, too.

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    Uber Goober StephenH's Avatar
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    Looks workable, although you can't tell much about it from the clips. I suspect beer would take back seat in apocalyptic circumstances, though.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    Super Moderator Allen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Dyson View Post
    Bikes are being produced in Philly's secret apocalypse survival transportation lab.
    Would that be the Hangzhou Bicycle Works, Hangzhou, China?
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    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Slowpoke
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Would that be the Hangzhou Bicycle Works, Hangzhou, China?
    That's over my head, AllenG. Sounds like a place that would make bikes, but this one was resurrected from an 80s bike at the east end of 'Merica's rust belt and painted with the finest Krylon available.

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